Originally Posted by cakelady2266
Once upon a time I was a hobby baker with a dream, so not only do I understand you... I've been you. I don't begrudge you anything. I don't think many of you understand me. Many have considered me whining, complaining, jealous, petty, short sided or just plain scared. I'm not, I don't feel threatened by you. I'm just not so sure that this is an entirely a level playing field that's all.
I promise not to stone you
It is good to read your thoughts. I also get that you have invested a lot of time and money into you business. I get that, I really, really do.
I also think that those bakers your referred to in your post, will continue to do what they did before. Their own thing without concern. The difference is that maybe with a CFL on the books, they will have a bigger chance of getting into trouble because people are actually "regulating" them.
Now, I will say I don't think that it would be fair for someone to operate a full out bakery under the CFL. I also don't think that is what most of us are looking for. Maybe some are, but I don't know how they could do that in a home they actually live in. I also think that many do want to eventually go the route of opening an actual storefront business, but want to test the waters first. Also most do not have the start up costs which are very high taking it out of most peoples reach..
I also have a dream.....My dream is not to open a bakery nor make wedding cakes (who wants to deal with the brides or their mothers?). My dream is to make a little extra money selling cakes to friends or friends of friends. To be able to say, no I can't make a cake that weekend because we are going to the beach. But on the flip side, say yes, I would love to make that cake for you. My dream is to be able to follow the rules of my state (if they ever get out of committee) and do something that I love that will benefit my family